More people could benefit from liver transplants, says NICE
A new procedure that could double the length of time that donated livers can be kept before transplantation has been hailed as an “exciting development” by NICE. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Perfusion technique could boost number of viable donor livers
Slows rate of tissue deterioration and lengthens storage time, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Primary sclerosing cholangitis New drive launched to trace hepatitis C patients Hepatocellular carcinoma risk, cirrhosis and hepatitis C Deaths from hepatitis C drop 11% in past year Alcohol consumption in late teens can predict risk of liver problems later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Visikol Launches OpenLiver ™ 3D Cell Culture Models to Accelerate Drug...
As the leader in 3D cell culture characterization and analysis, Visikol is now expanding their service offering through the introduction of its own liver 3D cell culture models. In an effort to build...(PRWeb January 16, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/visikol_launches_openliver_3d_cell_culture_models_to_accelerate_drug_discovery/prweb16027993.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, Hepatology, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Race May Matter for Liver Transplant Success
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- Black Americans who receive a liver transplant to treat liver cancer may survive much longer if the new organ comes from a black donor, a new study suggests. " Our data are intriguing. But our results require validation, " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How an East Bay cancer fighter — once kicked to the curb by Big Pharma — picked up its 4th drug approval
Even in the days after Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. threw an experimental cancer drug back to Exelixis Inc. nearly a decade ago, there were signs of hope: strong signals from a broad trial that tested the drug across nine tumor types. One of those signals was confirmed Monday as the Food and Drug Administration approved that drug — branded as Cabometyx — as one of a handful of options for people with the most common kind of liver cancer. It is the fourth FDA approval of "cabo" for Alameda-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Wins OK for Advanced Liver Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Pivotal trial showed 2.2-month survival improvement (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - January 15, 2019 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Mother, 27, claims 'contraceptive pill damaged her liver' after she spent 11 days hospitalised
Laura Hutchinson, of Retford, Nottinghamshire, showed jaundice symptoms a month after using Rigevidon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A liver hormone may slow metabolism
Research, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that the liver hormone tsukushi slows metabolism when energy expenditure is high, and could be a target for treating metabolic disorders.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cabozantinib Now Also FDA Approved for Liver Cancer Cabozantinib Now Also FDA Approved for Liver Cancer
A new indication allows cabozantinib to be used in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who have previously been treated with sorafenib.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 shown to limit impact of certain parasitic diseases
(George Washington University) For the first time, researchers at the George Washington University have successfully used the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit the impact of parasitic worms responsible for schistosomiasis and for liver fluke infection, which can cause a diverse spectrum of human disease including bile duct cancer.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Rare, inherited risk factor can result in emphysema and liver damage
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?A family friend was recently diagnosed with emphysema, but he never smoked and was told that his condition was caused by alpha-1. What is this, and how is it diagnosed? ANSWER: Emphysema?is one of a group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis, that make up chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Tobacco smoking [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A Surgeon Reflects On Death, Life And The 'Incredible Gift' Of Organ Transplant
Joshua Mezrich has performed hundreds of kidney, liver and pancreas transplants. He shares stories from the operating room in his book, When Death Becomes Life.(Image credit: shapecharge/shapecharge/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Davies Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Is the Latest African Country to Ban Bleaching Products
[This is Africa] Rwanda has followed Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa in cracking down on skin bleaching products that contain chemicals like hydroquinone and mercury, which have been linked to skin cancer and kidney and liver damage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in NAFLD Cardiovascular Risk Factors in NAFLD
Can histological parameters in NAFLD, including NASH and fibrosis stage, help predict cardiovascular risk?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

MANF identified as a rejuvenating factor in parabiosis
(Buck Institute for Research on Aging) Older mice who are surgically joined with young mice in order to share a common bloodstream get stronger and healthier, making parabiosis one of the hottest topics in age research. Publishing in Nature Metabolism, researchers report that MANF (mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor) is one of the factors responsible for rejuvenating the transfused older mice. Researchers also show the naturally occurring, evolutionarily conserved repair mechanism protects against liver damage in aging mice and extends lifespan in flies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug hobbles deadly liver cancer by stifling protein production
(University of California - San Francisco) In laboratory experiments, UC San Francisco researchers successfully beat back the growth of aggressive liver cancers using a surprising new approach. Traditionally, targeted cancer therapies aim to disable proteins borne of cancer-driving genes. Instead, the UCSF scientists prevented these proteins, including those that shield tumors from the immune system, from being built in the first place. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is an alanine aminotransferase (ALT) blood test?
An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test helps doctors diagnose problems with the liver, such as hepatitis or liver disease. Learn more about the ALT blood test in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Fibroid drug linked to serious liver problems, Health Canada warns
Health Canada says a safety review of Fibristal to treat uterine fibroids in women of childbearing age has found a possible link between its use and the risk of a rare liver injury. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Health Canada places restrictions on Allergan's fibroid treatment Esmya
Canada's health regulator on Friday said it was restricting the use of Allergan Plc's uterine fibroid treatment Esmya after discovering a risk of serious liver injury from the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
This article from Smithsonian Magazine highlights some titles that you’ll now have access to.   MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 11, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Blog Education News from NLM/NIH Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Blacks With HCC May Live Longer If Liver Donor Is Black Blacks With HCC May Live Longer If Liver Donor Is Black
For black Americans with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treated with a liver transplant, overall survival beyond 1 year was improved if the liver donor was also a black American.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Real-time detection of cholesterol in liver-on-chip cultures of human liver cells
(World Scientific) In a paper to be published in the September/December 2019 issue of TECHNOLOGY, a team of researchers from the IIT, Chicago, has developed a novel microfluidic device for measuring in real-time the cholesterol secreted from liver tissue-chip containing human hepatocytes. This innovation can help researchers employing microfluidic cultures to study the effects of drugs such as statins on lowering cholesterol in real-time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dentist, 31, needed a liver transplant after she 'started to turn yellow' following childbirth
Louise Double, from Jersey, is believed to have suffered from HELLP syndrome, a rare pregnancy complication which damages the blood and can trigger liver failure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African-Americans may live longer after liver transplant if their donors are the same race
(American College of Surgeons) African-American adults undergoing liver transplant to treat liver cancer lived significantly longer if their organ donor was also African-American. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Biopredic International and Visikol Partner on Liver 3D Cell Culture...
Visikol has announced that they will be partnering with Biopredic to launch liver 3D cell culture models for use in Visikol’s 3D cell culture assay services which leverage Biopredic’s HepaRG cells.(PRWeb January 10, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/biopredic_international_and_visikol_partner_on_liver_3d_cell_culture_liver_development/prweb16016731.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

January NIH News in Health
Check out the January 2019 issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing. Shake it Off Boosting Your Mood Have you ever had a bad mood you just couldn’t shake? Certain healthy habits can help you stay healthier and improve your mood.   Managing Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Can Delay Future Attacks No one knows why multiple sclerosis starts. But treatment may help stop it from getting worse. Health Capsules: Q&A with Dr. Maria Kovacs on Mood and Depression Certain Ovarian Cysts May Not...
Source: MCR News - January 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Interest List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

AI-Based Liver Allocation More Equitable Than MELD Score AI-Based Liver Allocation More Equitable Than MELD Score
Using a machine-learning approach to allocate deceased-donor organs rather than the MELD score could have resulted in more than 400 lives saved annually, investigators found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Body Fat May Affect Your Brain Volume, Study Says
Body fat is linked to a number of adverse health effects, including increased risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and breathing problems. The latest study finds an intriguing link between body fat, especially around the middle, and the brain. In a study published in Neurology, researchers analyzed brain images from nearly 10,000 people enrolled in the UK Biobank study, which includes health information from more than 500,000 volunteers who continue to update their medical histories. In the study, scientists compared body mass index (BMI) measurements as well as waist-to-hip ratio recordings taken between 2006 and 2010. ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain healthytime Obesity Source Type: news

Drug sponge could minimize side effects of cancer treatment
(University of California - Berkeley) Catheters are used today to deliver drugs directly to tumors to avoid broadcasting toxic chemotherapy agents throughout the body. Nevertheless, half of the drug can escape to the rest of the body, causing side effects. UC San Francisco doctors treating liver cancer teamed up with UC Berkeley chemical engineers to design a polymer-coated device that can be temporarily placed in the vein coming out of the liver to absorb unused drugs, potentially lowering risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Final push needed to wipe out polio for good, says WHO chief
Failure to do so could see up to 200,000 new cases worldwide every year within 10 years Related items fromOnMedica Texting can improve flu jab uptake Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world Common anti-parasitic could be new tool for malaria control BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer Deaths Have Fallen Drastically Over the Last 25 Years. But These Types Are On the Rise
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among Americans, behind only heart disease. But there’s good news: the cancer death rate has drastically declined over the past 25 years, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Overall, the cancer death rate dropped by 27% between 1991 and 2016, according to the report’s data, which came from the National Center for Health Statistics. Steadily declining cancer mortality rates saved about 2.6 million lives between 1991 and 2016. Significant reductions in lung cancer mortality explain a large part of the overall trend. Smoking rates have falle...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

UPMC plans second hospital in Sicily
UPMC is planning a second hospital in Italy as part of a 10-year renewal of the management agreement with the Region of Sicily on its transplant hospital in Palermo. The agreement announced Tuesday involves Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione (ISMETT), which Sicily and UPMC began in 1997. It now has 78 beds but will be increased to 114; it is a government-approved research hospital that provides, along other things, liver t ransplantation and complex pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

UPMC plans second hospital in Sicily
UPMC is planning a second hospital in Italy as part of a 10-year renewal of the management agreement with the Region of Sicily on its transplant hospital in Palermo. The agreement announced Tuesday involves Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione (ISMETT), which Sicily and UPMC began in 1997. It now has 78 beds but will be increased to 114; it is a government-approved research hospital that provides, along other things, liver t ransplantation and complex pediatric… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Alcohol Is Harder To Handle As You Age, Expert Says
COLUMBUS, OHIO (CBS) – It only gets harder for adults to handle alcohol as they get older, according to an addiction medicine specialist. Aging also makes people more vulnerable to alcoholism, he says. Ohio State University clinical psychologist Brad Lander writes that older people process alcohol less efficiently in their bodies than when they were younger. “As we age, it takes longer for the body to break down alcohol,” he says. “It stays in the system longer. Tolerance also decreases.” Lander says that among seniors, women are more likely than men to develop alcoholism. And while younger pe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Alcohol Local TV Source Type: news

Metabolic profiling of synthetic cannabinoid 5F-ADB by human liver microsome incubations and urine samples using high-resolution mass spectrometry - Yeter O, Erol Öztürk Y.
5F-ADB (methyl 2-{[1-(5-fluoropentyl)-1H-indazole-3-carbonyl] amino}-3,3-dimethylbutanoate) is a frequently abused new synthetic cannabinoid that has been sold since at least the end of 2014 in the drug market and has been classified as an illicit drug in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Delisting HCV-infected Liver Transplant Candidates After SVR Delisting HCV-infected Liver Transplant Candidates After SVR
One in four cirrhosis patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation can be delisted after successful treatment with DAAs. How do they fare in the long-term?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New hearts forge new friendship for transplant recipients
A suburban Michigan woman and a South Side Chicago father have forged a new friendship at the University of Chicago Medicine after each received a new heart, kidney and liver within 30 hours (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Eye WARNING: Having this eye colour could mean you’re at risk of liver disease
EYE SYMPTOMS can often be overlooked, particularly when a condition stems from a different part of the body. One sign to be wary of is the eyes being a certain colour - having yellow eyes can indicate liver disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care
Incorporating liver nurses into primary-care practice has given an important boost to diagnosis of conditions such as cirrhosis, UK researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Second Dicerna Hepatic Disease Target Option Exercise
Boehringer Ingelheim Exercises Option on Second Hepatic Disease Target  From Research Collaboration with Dicerna Collaboration seeks to develop novel treatments for chronic liver diseases,  including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)  (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - January 4, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease
Title: Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver DiseaseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 4, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - January 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hepatitis C Screening Can Help Prevent Liver Disease
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- Infection with the hepatitis C virus can cause liver disease and even liver cancer. But once found, the virus can be cured, so screening is vital for those at risk, health experts say. For hepatitis A and B, preventive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breath Test To Detect Multiple Cancers Early Begins Large Trial
(CNN) — A breathalyzer designed to detect multiple cancers early is being tested in the UK. Several illnesses are known to create signature smells from the body, including typhoid fever reported to smell like baked bread and the aroma of acetone, said to be similar to rotten apples, on the breath of diabetics. Recent research has also shown that a person’s breath could also indicate the presence of cancer. To test this theory, Cancer Research UK have launched a two-year trial into a clinical device, called the Breath Biopsy, to find out if exhaled airborne molecules can be useful for cancer detection. (Image cr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

How a DNA Testing Kit Revealed a Family Secret Hidden for 54 Years
One evening in the winter of 2016, my husband mentioned that he was sending away for one of those commercial DNA-testing kits. He asked if I wanted him to order me one as well. I could easily have said no. I wasn’t curious about my ancestry. I knew where I came from–Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews on both my parents’ sides. Instead, I said yes. Why not? It seemed like a game–like those personality tests people often take online. The results, when I received them a few months later, changed everything I had ever understood about myself. I was only half Eastern European Ashkenazi, as it turned out. A ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dani Shapiro Tags: Uncategorized Viewpoint Source Type: news

Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

Excess Weight Contributes to More Than 7 Percent of Cancers
The highest rates of weight-associated cancer are in the South, the Midwest, Alaska and Washington, D.C.; the lowest were in the Mountain States, New England and Hawaii. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Cancer Weight Esophageal Cancer Liver Cancer Source Type: news